The Negroes are Congregating

PIECE OF MINE Arts Production with the support of Theatre Passe Muraille

The Negroes are Congregating poses an unapologetic and impolite perspective about the ongoing effects of racism in Canada and around the world. Delivered through a fusion of spoken word, satire, and soulful dialect, audiences are invited to experience raw truths up close and personal – leaving them with an understanding of what it means to be Black, proud, and ready.

Each performance will include audience discussion.


Mainspace Theatre  |  16 Ryerson Ave.

Running Time:

90 minutes

(65 min. show + a post-show discussion)

If you would like information on the topics or themes in our productions, or to determine the suggested age for attending a performance, please reach out to our Box Office staff at 416-504-7529 or by email.

February-March 2020

March 5th | Black Out

March 5th’s performance of The Negroes are Congregating will be exclusively for a Black audience. The spirit behind this evening is to provide a space for Black theatre-goers to experience a show for them, by them. The Negroes are Congregating episodically explores the many joys and hardships of being Black in Canada and in the world. We believe this evening can act as an opportunity to proudly bring to life the heart of this show.


Christopher Parker

Christopher Bautista

Uche Ama



Written and Directed by Natasha Adiyana Morris

Produced and Production Managed by Troy De Four

Dramaturgy by Donna Michelle St Bernard and Lincoln Anthony Blades

Stage Management by Christie Maingot

Production Design/Wardrobe Design by Nalo Soyini Bruce

Lighting Design by Lance Braithwaite

Assistant Production Design/Wardrobe Design by Krystin Leigh Smith

Production Assistance by Tinesha Richards

Audio Described Performance – Fri. March 13 at 7:30pm

Relaxed Performance – Sat. March 14 at 2:00pm

Ticket Prices:

General Admission $38

Senior $33

Arts Worker $25

Under 30 $17

The Prelude is a pre-show chat between Artisitic Director Marjorie Chan and a member of the community. Come join them as they discuss some of the themes highlighted in the show, bringing a broader understanding of the piece to you,  the audience.

The Prelude begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday March 11th.

PIECE of MINE Arts presents bold works created by multidisciplinary Black artists, as well as youth programming and education workshops designed to explore African Canadian narratives. Based in Toronto, Canada the organization was founded in 2013 by theatre practitioner Natasha Adiyana Morris to platform developing and complete productions from performing and visual artists. We form opportunities to make space for substantially more voices and stories that celebrate the vastness of Black culture.